Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

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Overview

Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing by Kevin Haworth

A Choice Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates, 2010-11.
Ranked “Outstanding” in the 2012 University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries listing.

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America’s most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought–provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collection of unusual breadth and quality.

Contributors: Lee K. Abbott, Rick Bass, Claire Bateman, Charles Baxter, Ron Carlson, Billy Collins, Peter Ho Davies, Carl Dennis, Stephen Dunn, Robin Hemley, Tony Hoagland, David Kirby, Maggie Nelson, Francine Prose, Mary Ruefle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821419489
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin Haworth's novel The Discontinuity of Small Things was winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for best Jewish fiction and finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Price. He teaches writing at Ohio University and serves as executive editor of Ohio University Press/Swallow Press.

Dinty W. Moore's memoir Between Panic & Desire was the winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. His other books include The Accidental Buddhist, Toothpick Men, and The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes. He is a professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • RON CARLSON
    The Wrong Answer
  • ROBIN HEMLEY
    Confessions of a Navel Gazer
  • FRANCINE PROSE
    Gesture
  • BILLY COLLINS
    The Myth of Craft
    Thoughts on the Writing of Poetry
  • PETER HO DAVIES
    Only Collect
    Something about the Short Story Collection
  • CHARLES BAXTER
    Stillness
  • DAVID KIRBY
    Thirteen Things I Hate about Poetry
  • CLAIRE BATEMAN
    Some Questions about Questions
  • STEPHEN DUNN
    The Poem, Its Buried Subject, and the Revisionist Reader
    Behind “The Guardian Angel”
  • LEE K. ABBOTT
    Thirteen Things about the Contemporary Short Story That Really Hack Me Off
  • TONY HOAGLAND
    Litany, Gamesmanship, and Representation
    Charting the Old to the New Poetry
  • MAGGIE NELSON
    All That Is the Case
    Some Thoughts on Fact in Nonfiction and Documentary Poetry
  • CARL DENNIS
    A Poem of Character
  • RICK BASS
    Good Fortune Befell Me
    Notes on the Writer/Editor Relationship
  • MARY RUEFLE
    Someone Reading a Book Is a Sign of Order in the World
  • Credits

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